Academic and Business Writing

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College Writing 2.2x continues the introduction to academic and business writing for English Language Learners. In this part of the course, students focus on understanding the demands of different styles of writing, and continue to improve grammatical correctness, vocabulary development, and revision and editing skills. The five-week course includes material on vocabulary, tone, diction, and editing, all in the areas of academic and business writing. Students will have the opportunity to write on a number of different topics and ideas, always centered on areas of interest to them. The course materials will be offered via readings and videos. Assignments include short writing assignments, quizzes, journal entries, and longer pieces.

In partnership with the U.S. Department of State

UC Berkeley is partnering with the U.S. Department of State to extend the reach of College Writing 2X. Participating U.S. Embassies will host in-perso...

College Writing 2.2x continues the introduction to academic and business writing for English Language Learners. In this part of the course, students focus on understanding the demands of different styles of writing, and continue to improve grammatical correctness, vocabulary development, and revision and editing skills. The five-week course includes material on vocabulary, tone, diction, and editing, all in the areas of academic and business writing. Students will have the opportunity to write on a number of different topics and ideas, always centered on areas of interest to them. The course materials will be offered via readings and videos. Assignments include short writing assignments, quizzes, journal entries, and longer pieces.

In partnership with the U.S. Department of State

UC Berkeley is partnering with the U.S. Department of State to extend the reach of College Writing 2X. Participating U.S. Embassies will host in-person, facilitated discussions sessions around the course content in order to maximize the learning experience. The State Department-supported EducationUSA network will also offer facilitated discussions in some locations for students interested in pursuing higher education in the United States. This partnership is part of the English Education Alliance (E2A), a global effort of the U.S. Department of State to address the global demand for 21st century English language skills.

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8/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 7 months ago
I am a student and believes that writing measures critical thinking skills, understanding of course material, and writing skills of a person.Through this platform,i will be able to sharpen all these skills that will help me in life.Thanks Maggie.
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10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 11 months ago
The course enabled us to think outside of the box and also encouraged to work outside of our comfort zones. Peer evaluations were also encouraged throughout the whole course which really benefited us as we tried our best to critique other students' essays and discussions which really exercised how well we understood each topic discussed per week. In the end, all the time and effort that I allotted for this course was definitely worth it!
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10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 6 months ago
By far my favorite course on this site! It helps in ways one can't really imagine. The instructor is warm, friendly, and very approachable. A very fun and educating course!
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6/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 7 months ago
We will learn the English language rules and methods of communication with people with respect Pimp And also enables us to communicate our ideas to the community and find a job benefit us in life
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Harsha Vardhan

10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 7 months ago
hey is it possible to enroll now. the enrollments are closed, but i want to take this course. can you make it possible?
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Viraj Nasare

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 11 months ago
A great course introducing to the basics of writing an essay, a book and a novel. Proper instructions through videos and transcripts helps to understand the topics clearly. Moreover quizzes and assignments helps you to know your depth in the topic and the areas to improve further.
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SURYA SINGH

2/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 1 month ago
HI, I AM SURYA EMPLOYEES AT DTS TRAVELS WANT TO IMPROVE MY COMM SKILLS AND AS WELL AS WRITTEN SKILLS ALSO.
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Sophie Barwich

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 2 months ago
I think this course will help me become more confident in my English writing and communication I want to improve for my current studies of English language.
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Tonia Green

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3 years, 7 months ago
I think this will be a great course to take and will help to review proper grammar fundamental to use when writing, rather it be personal writing or professional writing.
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3 years, 7 months ago
I am lecturer for undergraduate students to teaching about Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology in School of Geology and Mining Engineering at Mongolian University of Science and Technology. I have been working for three years in this affiliation. Undergraduate students has to provided by English, especially Geological English. Because main knowledge of geological processes published in English, unfortunately we could not reach it, due to lack knowledge of English. Therefore, I hope that this course will be encourage me to success writing essay and other topics. After pass to this course, I am going to teach the method for students to how essay writing to using edx.org with Certificate.
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3 years, 7 months ago
I think the content will be importent ,the instructors will be proffetional & the provider is respectable ,safe honest
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José Ferreira

8/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 7 months ago
I am journalist and I need to research and write a lot. I know tthat I must improove my English to write essay better. Thanks
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gilson silva

4/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 6 months ago
I think the course is very good, and develop my writing and understanding of the English language, e fazer um curso em uma instituição nativa será um grande aprendizado and take a course in a native institution will be a great learning experience
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Jasmine Benjamine

4/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 6 months ago
I am an art student and a to-be entertainer...I know I have to improve my English both verbally n in written...
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Etif Aleshkar

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 6 months ago
Talking a bout writing skill is so important, because I teach English for long time ,during the time spent in teaching I found out that students in Egypt have a serious problem in writing . They lack the ability of achieving coherence , or using the critical elements. This why i am interested in learning much more about improving this skill. The instructor along with the Provider are doing their best ,but, I wish they sent us some e books to read more about this topic.
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faiza shaikh

2/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 6 months ago
hello plz some one guide me how to start this course actually i am new here and i don't know how to start it plz guide me
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8/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 7 months ago
i think that this is the best way to improve my English...and i would love to make part of this class...
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amin bacha

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
I m govt teacher here in my country so I want complete speaking English how to improve my English language
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Basha shaik

8/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 5 months ago
I have talk and handle the group discussion like that but I have so much of learning to read this English scenario but I am not get the English language.
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Annesha Kar Gupta

2/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
Not good. One can not rely upon this course. This course is not distinguish even between the different speaking accents of English across the globe.
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Dinora O'razbayeva

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 5 months ago
Hello, dear Maggie Sokolik! My name is Dinora! Iam from Karakalpakstan, I live in Taxiatash! I like learning english and speaking ! This course is best! Good luck!
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Noboru Hikosaka

2/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 6 months ago
This course relies heavily on peer review, which is not always correct. There is a function with which you can ask for their accuracy to the instructor, but there has been no feedback for them so far, and it has been three weeks now. The worst part is that your peers grade your work, and the basis of the grading can be wrong. The English levels of the participants greatly vary, so if you are on a better end of the spectrum, you will end up editing people's work and not getting anything in return other than “very good,” or worse, wrong feedback. I understand that the only way to run this course for free is by utilizing peer feedback, but frankly, I would recommend buying a good textbook rather than taking this course.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 6 months ago
Απλά αγαπώ τα Αγγλικά...παρα μα πάρα πολύ! Όταν μιλάω αγγλικά νιώθω μια απίστευτη χαρά και γεμίζω με θετικη ενέργεια. Θέλω να ευχαριστήσω τους δασκάλους μου που με έκαναν να αγαπήσω αυτην την υπέροχη γλώσσα! Και ευχαριστώ και εσάς για την ευκαιρία που μου δίνεται!!!
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Audrille Shamala

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 6 months ago
Am a student at knod and i wish to improve my English by learning more. I know by taking this English learning i will improve my talking and skills more and more. It is so difficult to get someone who can assist you or help you in writing English but am privileged to get you. Am thankful and i will be more thankful when i see i have in my English.
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8/10 starsTaking Now
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3 years, 7 months ago
I have been an English teacher for almost 7 years now. I live in Nogales Sonora Mexico and I've worked for different levels starting with University for two years while I was teaching English as a second language in a private Institute name ISEC, currently I am working for a primary school teaching 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. I think taking this course will help me to practice my reading and writing skills to became a better English speaker so I can share with my students.
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3 years, 7 months ago
I have worked for 15 years as a press relations and market relations for lawyers, political parties and members of the parliament. Currently I work as the chief journalist in the division of culture in a capital city located in the south of Brazil. Writting is always an interesting challenge for me, maybe the best you can write is ultimatly the best you are.
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Rodrigue Medor

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 7 months ago
I want to learn grammar concepts. Review must contain at least 100 characters.I want to learn grammar concepts.
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Sandra Ferreira

2/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 7 months ago
I love the English language, I studied, but I forgot a lot of things, I am returning now. I am in the basic level, working with Christian texts in English and need to improve aperfeçoar and communicate better. Anyway, have command of the language.
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Melissa C.

6/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 7 months ago
I'm economist. I want to engrave mi skills in speaking and writing English because I want to apply to a university in US.
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4/10 starsTaking Now
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3 years, 7 months ago
I think my English is not good for working in professional environment. So that I have a plan to improve my English to get more confidence in working. One of the worse skill is writing so this course is very useful for me. Very happy to join this course.
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